Lille top-rated youngster, Midfielder Amadou Onana has been fully acquired by Everton from Lille.
Onana, who transferred from Hamburg to Lille in 2021 and played 43 times for the Ligue 1 team last year, has agreed to a five-year deal with the Toffees.
For a team that placed 16th in the Premier League last season, Onana marks somewhat of a coup for Frank Lampard, who has been anxious to bolster his midfield ranks.
The 20-year-old Belgium international, who only made 15 starts for Lille, looked set to join West Ham, but Everton reportedly matched the Hammers’ offer, agreeing a fee of £25.3million (€30m) with add-ons potentially taking the deal to £33.7m (€40m).
After sealing his move, Onana told the club’s website his desire to learn from Lampard was a key factor in enticing him to Goodison Park.
“It feels great to join Everton. I know it’s a big, big club, one of the biggest in England. It’s something I want to be part of for many years,” he said.